Definition of lisle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//laɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//laɪl//
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a fine smooth cotton thread used especially for making tights and stockings Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Lisle, former spelling of Lille, an industrial city in northern France, which was the original place of manufacture.
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